Puppy Bowl

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  • 2005
  • 20 Seasons
  • 8.3  (36)

The Puppy Bowl is an annual television event that airs on Animal Planet. The show, which premiered in 2006, features puppies playing football in a miniature stadium, complete with a referee and animal sideline reporters. The Puppy Bowl is hosted by Harry Kalas and Scott Graham, two veteran sports announcers who provide play-by-play commentary of the canine athletes on the field. Dan Schachner serves as the referee, making calls and keeping the game running smoothly. Jill Rappaport, a longtime animal advocate and journalist, serves as one of the sideline reporters.

The Puppy Bowl features a variety of puppy breeds, all of whom are available for adoption through local animal rescue organizations. The puppies, who range in age from three to six months, are divided into two teams and given playful, football-themed names like "Touchdown," "Fumble," and "Spike."

Throughout the game, the puppies romp and play in the stadium, chasing chew toys and interacting with each other. Animal Planet also adds special effects, like slow-motion replays and on-screen graphics, to make it feel like a real football game.

In addition to the action on the field, the Puppy Bowl also features appearances by trained animal performers. Parrots fly through the stadium, hamsters race on a miniature track, and kittens play on colorful toys.

During the broadcast, viewers are encouraged to support animal rescue organizations by visiting the Animal Planet website or donating to their local shelter. The Puppy Bowl has become a popular cultural event, with viewers eagerly tuning in each year to see the puppies in action and support the cause of animal rescue.

Overall, the Puppy Bowl is a lighthearted, family-friendly show that celebrates the joy and energy of puppies while raising awareness about the importance of animal rescue. With its engaging hosts, adorable puppies, and colorful set design, the Puppy Bowl is a fun and heartwarming addition to the Animal Planet lineup.

Puppy Bowl is a series that is currently running and has 20 seasons (52 episodes). The series first aired on February 6, 2005.

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Puppy Bowl XX Pregame Show
2. Puppy Bowl XX Pregame Show
February 11, 2024
Gear up for the cutest game in all of sports with the Puppy Bowl XX Pregame Show! Get an inside scoop from the experts and puppy players and prepare for the puppiest Puppy Bowl ever!
Puppy Bowl XX
1. Puppy Bowl XX
February 11, 2024
The three-hour television matchup will be the biggest yet, featuring 131 puppies, 73 shelters and rescues across 36 states and territories – including the all-time smallest pup, Sweetpea, at 1.7 lbs and the biggest, Levi the Great Dane at 72 lbs. Inspiring adoption stories will highlight the dedication and incredible work of rescues and shelters, as puppies from Team Ruff and Team Fluff take to the gridiron in the Puppy Bowl XX stadium to win the WAYFAIR® "Lombarky" trophy and find their forever homes. To celebrate 20 years of the game, four previous Puppy Bowl players return to be inducted into the all-new Puppy Bowl Hall of Fame.
Where to Watch Puppy Bowl
Puppy Bowl is available for streaming on the Animal Planet website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Puppy Bowl on demand at Discovery+, Amazon Prime, Amazon, Vudu, Animal Planet, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    February 6, 2005
  • IMDB Rating
    8.3  (36)